Bob Bodell, 71, of Soldotna, claims he was sitting in the passenger seat of a stranded SUV on the side of Sterling Highway, waiting for his friends to return with some gas, when a rookie Alaska State Trooper tased, maced, and struck him twice for simply exercising his right to remain silent. However, the troopers’ version of what happened that night is much different.
Records indicate that two complaints about alleged gambling filed with the Anchorage Police Department more than a year ago were apparently closed with no follow up investigation. The complaints were filed against West Side Arcade, formerly located in a strip mall at 3600 Minnesota Boulevard in Anchorage. Last February, Alaska News Source received tips from former patrons of the business, claiming it was a front for illegal gambling.
Two teachers and the director of an Anchorage daycare are fired after investigators say they hit children, would fall asleep on the job and called the kids derogatory names. The investigation centered around the Southcentral Foundation Employee Family Center, which is located at 4145 Tudor Centre Drive in Anchorage. It’s staffed by KinderCare, a national company composed of providers who pride themselves on providing exceptional children services.
The Alaska Black Caucus and other civil rights groups are threatening legal action against the Anchorage Police Department for not buying body cameras, even though residents voted to pay for them more than a year ago.
Anchorage Health Director Joe Gerace resigned amid reports that he falsified his credentials in order to obtain his high paying city position. In response, Mayor Dave Bronson issued a press release promising to investigate the city's hiring practices.
A father’s six-year fight to expose what he calls “potentially deadly guardrails” came to an end on Tuesday in a Tennessee courtroom. Steve Eimers sued Lindsay Corporation, the manufacturer of the X-Lite guardrail, after his 17-year-old daughter, Hannah, was killed when her car slammed into an X-Lite guardrail in Tennessee in 2016.
Alaska State Troopers Investigator Randy McPherron retired from the Department of Public Safety at the end of April, after spending the last five years, and seven of his career in total, solving some of Alaska's longest outstanding homicides, missing persons and unidentified remains.
Public records acquired by Alaska's News Source show that the Anchorage mayor's office and officials at the Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility disagree over what guidance the mayor was given during a tour of the Eklutna water treatment plant in October 2021, when he told employees to turn off the plant's fluoridation system.
The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated an already growing backlog of criminal court cases. But the suspension of jury trials was not the only factor. A criminal judge, state prosecutor and victims' advocate explain how work-from-home realities, jail visitation and other concerns have contributed to the growing number of cases, and what needs to be done to get cases back on track.
Alaska state and local law enforcement agencies made no arrests for sex trafficking in the years 2018, 2019 and 2020. Alaska's News Source looked at the issue of sex trafficking and prostitution in Alaska, and what law enforcement officers and sex workers say about the state of the state's current laws.
Recent court filings reveal an Anchorage police officer facing felony charges in both state and federal court for allegedly depriving someone of their constitutional rights had a known history of using unjustified force.
The Anchorage Police Department is estimating it will cost thousands of dollars to release public information and records that correspond to an arrest its communications team wrote about in a Facebook post in February.
An investigation into the DOC's Dental Services Program found unreasonable delays in service that, in one case, caused a man with an abscessed tooth with the nerve exposed to suffer extreme pain for eight weeks before receiving treatment.
The Anchorage Police Department explained its decision to retire a long-running social media campaign in a lengthy Facebook post Wednesday morning, claiming the events described in the posts were all real, despite releasing previous statements this month suggesting otherwise.
Nurse practitioners are questioning their own education at some colleges. There’s no national standard on how to educate nurse practitioners, while medical education for doctors was standardized more than 100 years ago.
In what Alaska’s Department of Law (DOL) calls the most significant fraud on Alaskans in years, seven retirees lost a combined total of $1.5 Million to a precious metals investment company allegedly targeting elderly Christian and politically conservative investors.
Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy continues to insist Alaska law prevents him from talking about how he handled misconduct by the state’s top law enforcement official, even after the release of a nonpartisan legal opinion confirming the law does not require his silence.
If you've ever been charged a higher car insurance premium because you had garaged your car for a season, or left for deployment or other travel and stopped coverage while away, a decades-old Alaska law can help you hold on to your money and prevent rate hikes. Here's what you need to know.